Wow! I am still really behind on here!
So, Tuesday the 17th was our second day visiting San Diego with my Mom and her friend Janet and Janet’s daughter Danielle. This was definitely an awesome & action packed day! We started the morning off visiting family. We dropped Janet and Danielle off with their family, and we headed over to Jeff and Sheri’s house to see their new baby Ayden (Jeff is one of Sky’s best friends). He is seriously the cutest baby ever and he was still so tiny! We all took several turns holding him.
Once Jeff had to leave for work, we headed to Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the pier. My mom doesn’t like seafood, but I really wanted her to go anyway because it is such an awesome place to eat and enjoy the ocean views. So she ordered a hamburger and we sat outside and just relaxed in the beautiful weather.
After lunch, we picked Janet and Danielle back up, and headed to Coronado Island for the afternoon. Janet and I were the only ones that had been before, so the others were in for a real treat! If you are ever in San Diego and haven’t been to Coronado before, you must. It is such a cute little island with fun shops and a great laid back, old time vibe.
We took the ferry over and then grabbed the bus to the opposite side of the island to the Hotel del Coronado. Jeff told us we should go check it out, and he was right! I had only been on the landing side of the island, but this beach side was incredible! The hotel is astonishing with an amazing history dating back to 1888. I was surprised to find that their beachfront is open to the public and that they even allow non hotel guests to tour parts of the hotel and meander through their cutesy little shops. I could go on and on about this place, but you have to see it for yourself. It is just so dreamy! They even grow their own herbs in very zen-like gardens with rock paths along the walkways.
After spending the day at the beach, Skyler, Colleen, and I were ready to party it up a bit in San Diego. We left Mom, Janet, and Danielle in Coronado to do some shopping and we raced back to catch the ferry. Yes, we actually had to run because we almost missed it (Sky even stepped in dog poop bare footed along the way). Side note: if you ever do a day trip to Coronado, the bus and ferry times do not correlate very well at all. They run in hour increments, but it is nearly impossible to catch one after the other within the same hour. And to make it more confusing, the bus does not pick you up in the same place it drops you off…quite confusing.
Anyways, we did make it on to the ferry just in time. We rushed back to our hotel room, cleaned up quickly, and headed out on the town. I had done my homework, and found a restaurant/bar called The Local that had great reviews online, so we gave it a try. We were NOT disappointed! This place is the bomb!
We purposely went on a Tuesday, because I had read about their amazing Lobster Taco’s and Mexican beer for only $3 on Tuesday nights. Oh. My. Gosh. They were so freakin good, and the place had a great atmosphere. It reminded Skyler and I of our favorite restaurant/bar back home with the laid back feel…except it was even better because it is in San Diego!
We partied at The Local for about 3 hours, and then took a cab back to the hotel. We stayed at the Hampton Inn Downtown while we were in San Diego, and it ended up being the perfect location. It was within walking or tram or a short cab distance from everything we wanted to do. We could literally see the harbor from our hotel, so we were thrilled!
So, that was our action packed Tuesday in San Diego. It was a blast! We even jumped into the pool with all of our clothes on before heading up to bed. Definitely the most rebellious thing I have ever done in my life. It was quite the way to end a perfect day…